2018 Roadshow Wrap Up
“This was a hugely important day – very powerful and moving. I needed this for my soul. Hopefully what I have learned today will make my life more valuable to myself and to others.”
– 2018 Roadshow attendee
The theme for the 2018 AHPCA Roadshow was “A Mindful Finale: Spirituality and Ritual at End-of-Life.” The topic clearly resonated with attendees as we received many comments similar to the one above.
Dr. Donna Wilson Caregiver Award
Nominations are now open for the Dr. Donna Wilson Caregiver Award which recognizes unpaid, informal palliative caregivers in the amount of $500. Take a moment to nominate that person you know who goes the extra mile while taking care of somebody with a life-limiting illness.
We all know this person: the daughter who stops in to check on her palliative ill dad every day with a meal in hand and stays until he is tucked into bed, the nephew who takes the time to make sure his sick Grandma’s Christmas lights get put up and taken down, and her summer flowers get planted, the neighbour who is always available to drive your mom to her palliative chemotherapy appointments because you live on the other side of the province.
Informal caregivers are the unsung heroes of palliative care. We depend on them to fill the gaps in care and keep all the balls in the air, but the vital role they play in palliative care is rarely recognized. This is your chance to shine a light on the unpaid, informal palliative caregiver in your life.
Don’t delay! Nominations close on Friday October 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.
AHPCA Self-Care Video Series
AHPCA invites you to share these videos with your clients, friends, colleagues or family who might benefit.
These short videos are a resource for people who need answers but do not have easy access to help.
Vicarious Trauma – What is it?
Vicarious Trauma – Dealing with it
Vicarious Trauma – Seek support
Compassion Fatigue – What is it?
Rituals & Grief – No rules
Self Care Moment – Colouring
Self Care Moment – Grounding
Using relaxation and stress reduction exercises are an excellent way to feel better in the moment. Many of us have anxiety and that feeling intensifies when we are in distress. Relaxing changes that response. The body and mind are closely linked; relaxing the body relaxes the mind.
Take a few minutes to escape on a mental vacation. Breathe deeply and choose a Relaxation Moment (length of video is in brackets).
Introduction to Relaxation Moments
Relaxation Moment Morning at Hauula, Oahu (1:33)
Relaxation Moment: A Stroll Along Waikiki Beach (3:45)
Relaxation Moment: Fountains of Waikiki (2:52)
Relaxation Moment: North Shore Waves on Oahu (2:26)
Relaxation Moment: Streams at Waimea Park (2:57)
Relaxation Moment: Waikiki Waves (2:50)
Relaxation Moment: Sunset at Ala Moana (10:43)